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Getting Girls into Golf

Hunter Ladies Junior Promotions office Natalie Wood is pushing hard within the region to highlight the special bonds that can be made by girls through golf.  Having been re-elected this year to over see junior golf in the region Natalie commenced a program with the assistance of Jack Newton Junior Golf Territory Manager Mark Ingrey to deliver a number of girls only golf days.

Commencing with the first day session on the weekend at Scone Golf Club the perfect weather complimented the hard work Natalie has put into driving girls golf.   Scone Golf Club junior promotions manager Gordon Halliday was on hand to assist with programming at the club.  He had also provided promotion through some of the local schools and the result was encouraging.

Seven girls from the Scone region attended the half-day golf program that saw introductory sessions on warm-up and stretching, fitness and conditioning, chipping, putting, long game, and playing the course.

“This was a great morning of golf for the girls.  We made sure they received a good introductory program covering many facets of the game while also making sure they had a good time.  The highlight of the morning was finishing off with 3 holes on the course and watching the girls try what they had learnt.  It’s amazing sometimes to see 6, 7, and 8 year olds who have just started swinging the club; hit the ball into the air.  It is so rewarding for both me and them,” said Mark Ingrey.

“With Natalie and her passion for growing girls golf I am sure we will see more attend these half-day sessions over the year.  It’s a great start in the golf pathway.  The girls can join their local golf clubs junior programs which lead into Jack Newton’s Juniors on the Move program, from there we hope they enjoy playing enough to keep coming back.  More importantly it’s the friendships they generate along the way that we love seeing,” said Mark.

Calendar of Junior Girls Introductory Half-Day Sessions:

July 14th-15th - Cypress Lakes Resort (2 x Full Days)

August 14th - Singleton Golf Club (9am-12:30pm)

October 30th - Dungog Golf Club (9am-12:30pm)

For details contact Natalie Wood (HRDLA) 0402 331951

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